Patrick Symmes is a foreign correspondent and contributor to Outside and Harper's.
"They rolled us up like a cheap carpet. We were locked in a room for 14 hours. And for the first six hours that was okay. Everything was nice; there was coffee. But then the nightshift came on. You could hear gunshots in the street, and these guys were scared. And they were thugs. And they were thugs with a mission: to get rid of every foreigner who might witness what was happening."</i>
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- Symmes's Outside archive
- Symmes's Harper's archive
- [2:30] Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend (2000)
- [7:00] The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro's Schoolmates from Revolution to Exile (2008)
- [21:45] "Taking the Measure of Castro, Ounce by Ounce" (Harper's • Jan 1996) (subscription required)
- [22:00] "Ten Thousand Revolutions" (Harper's • June 1997) (subscription required)
- [23:00] "The Generals in Their Labyrinth" (Outside • July 2008)
- [24:30] "Miraculous Fishing" (Harper's • Dec 2000) (subscription required)
- [35:00] "Sand Storm" (Outside • May 2011)
- [39:00] "The
BeautifulGame" (Outside • Oct 2012)
- [42:00] Among the Thugs (Bill Buford • 1993)
- [49:30] "A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan" (Outside • May 2013)